About Joan Wilson-Jones
Aiming to Be the Best
I partner with my clients to grow and develop their most valuable, and only appreciating, asset – Their People!
My business, JwJ Consulting is a specialist Brisbane (Australia) based consultancy, ready to partner with your leaders and team members.
I will help you to build capability in your leadership team through improved management, and stronger communication skills. All of this leads to your teams’ development, increased productivity, better life balance, greater team resilience, improved wellbeing and higher levels of motivation.
I will support your success through a range of services including:
- customised workshops and webinars
- seminar presentations,
- individual coaching
I’m immensely proud of the impressive track record I’ve been able to build over the past number of decades.
My successful management career spanned more than 30 years and I bring all that experience and insight into my work as a consultant and coach. I hung my shingle as a consultant in 2000 and it’s been a gloriously exciting journey ever since.
My clients often become my friends and I’m proud to say that my work is pretty much all acquired through word of mouth. I’m noted for the results I achieve, my ‘optimistic practicality’ (in the spirit of true learning I compassionately push the boundaries because that is where real learning happens) and for my engaging, informative presentation style (I’ve been asked a number of times if I double as a stand-up comic – I don’t but I do believe we have to engage people in order to inform people).
I recently completed a long-term contract with a government entity which provided the opportunity to temporarily occupy a management role during a time of enormous challenge and change. It was so rewarding to see just how effective my processes are (even under extreme circumstances, well actually, especially under extreme circumstances). I’m proud of the work I did there, successfully rebuilding a team that has been decimated and supporting the whole organisation through the pandemic and a subsequent major restructure. While my work is totally evidence based it is NOT theoretical! I bring years of experience to all my contracts. My success has been built on a wealth of practical, successful, highly regarded experience.
I hold a Masters Degree in Adult and Workplace Learning in addition to a range of accreditations (including MBTI, MTRi, DISC), and have successfully completed training through the HeartMath Institute (a medical research institute in California), Core Energy Management (a concept developed by Dr William Bloom) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which all support and inform my work.
When I’m not being a consultant, my husband and I are organic hobby farmers. We raise donkeys and alpacas and are about to add pygmy goats to our ‘fur family’. We love our three beautiful Border Collies (2 are recent rescues and they are coming on wonderfully) are constantly entertained by our chickens, love hanging out with my horse and proudly harvest and share the abundance from our veggie gardens and orchards.
See my full personal story – Living a Big Life
I’m also a keen musician and a passionate writer. I live and breathe the principles of life balance and personal and professional development that I espouse in my work. I truly believe that is what makes me so successful with groups and individuals – I am totally authentic.
Ready to chat? For an obligation, no-cost consultation to see how I might be able to work with you please book a time. I look forward to meeting you.